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Keynote Catch-up: Robert Hannigan, Former Director General, GCHQ


Imperial College Business School
Ex-director of GCHQ, the UK’s largest intelligence and Cyber Security agency

Robert Hannigan was Director of GCHQ, the UK’s largest intelligence and cyber security agency, from 2014-17 and recently retired from Government after 20 years in national security roles, including Prime Minister’s Security Adviser. He is Executive Chairman (Europe) of BlueVoyant, the global cyber security services company, and a Senior Adviser to McKinsey & Co.

Robert established the UK National Cyber Security Centre as part of GCHQ in 2016, and was responsible for the UK’s first cyber strategy in 2009.

He is a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center, Harvard, and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, London.

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